Author: Mike


One summer's day, a lie was told.
One summer's day, a warm heart grew cold.
One summer's day, love ceased to grow.
One summer's day, with a name he was endowed:


* * *

As he lived life, he knew without a doubt
His existence had lost meaning, he was a nothing throughout.
He built up a dam to keep in his tears.
He vowed never again to reveal his fears.

But the dam had holes, as everyone could see.
The tears were slowly but surely set free.
His fears were escaping one by one,
Haunting him daily - his life's work undone.

I'm sorry to tell you this tale's sad end,
His punctured heart he failed to mend.
He could no longer bear the pain of his thoughts.
He gave up his quest to find the escape he sought.

Nemo grew old as people do,
But the pain of his childhood he never got through.
To this very day his tears still fall,
Threatening to drown him 'til the day Death calls.

------- Author's Notes -------

The first stanza is a sort of introduction, the way you'd have a prologue in a book. The rest is the main part of the poem. I got the inspiration for this after listening to Nightwish - Nemo. A friend of mine asked what Nemo meant, so I looked it up in a Latin dictionary, finding out that it meant 'Nothing'. This gave me the idea for my own poem, entitled Nemo.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Charmaine ( -- Tuesday, May 10 2005, 03:49 pm


I like it. Good one. It was really meaningful.
Holly ( -- Wednesday, May 11 2005, 05:19 pm


Aww, it's really good. You're so damn creative, that's what makes your poems so original. ;)
Raimee ( -- Thursday, May 12 2005, 02:53 pm


I agree with what Holly said.. Really good. But mostly, things don't last for an eternity. I'm going to show myself up here by saying I thought at first, you meant Nemo as in the fish. >.>
Mike ( -- Thursday, May 12 2005, 06:48 pm


LMAO!!! xD I'm sure you did, Raimee. And thanks Holly for the comment. xD
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